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of japan's energy policy in july, the government introduced a system called the feed in tariff which allows people to sell renewable energy to power companies at a fixed price. investors have rushed in to take advantage of this new market. workers in southern japan started work this week on one what will be one of the largest solar plants. it extends over 1 million square meters. the site was purchased 30 years ago in hopes to build a petrochemical complex. a recession foiled their plan. last october, they announced a new man to go solar. they are hoping switch on the plant in april of next year. they project it will produce enough energy to power 30,000 households. >> translator: we would like to promote renewable energy and we would like to help cover power shortages in the region. so we want to contribute to the power supply. >> government officials say as of november, companies have been working on nearly 500 solar projects, each of them capable of powering at least 250 homes. earlier, i spoke about nhk world's reporter who has been covering environmental issues and talked about the boo
next year. >>> the nuclear accident prompted a major rethink of japan's energy policy. in july the government introduced a system called the feed and tariff, allows people with renewable energy to sell companies at a fixed price. investors have rushed in to take advantage ofmarket. workers in southern japan started construction on one of japan's largest solar plants. a trading house is overseeing the project and extends over 1 million square meters. they purchased the site 30 years ago and hoped to build a petro chemical complex. but a recession foiled their plan. last october they announce ad new plan to go solar. they hope to switch on the plant in april of next year. they project it will be able to power 30,000 households. >> translator: we would like to promote renewable energy, and we would like to help cover power shortages in the region. so we want to contribute to the power supply. >> government officials say that as of november companies have been working on nearly 500 solar projects. each of them capable of powering at least 250 homes. >>> and we've been covering envi
nationwide. this was to try and change people's mindset about energy. in seoul subway stops manually opened train doors. and passengers who got stuck in an elevator. traffic lights were turned off at intersections and police officers r direted traffic. a group appeared in a tv campaign calling on people to save energy. officials have also introduced forcible measures. they require 6,000 companies mainly for consumers to reduce their power use by 10%. large buildings including department stores must set room temperatures below 20 degrees celsius. officials have formed what they call surveillance troops to go around checking stores. businesses failing to meet the rules are fined. institutions across the country are expected to set room temperatures at 18 degrees. 2 degrees lower. >> translator: it's cold. i wear lots of layers in order to endure it. >> reporter: the executive branch should be a role model. at 11:00 the lights suddenly go off in offices and the staff disappear. in the darkness they head for the cafeteria to have a lunch break. in winter time power consumption peaks between 10:
up solar power as a shining example of renewable energy but competition clouded the outlook for people who make polar panels. executives at a japanese firm have their operations elsewhere in an effort to be more efficient. more from nhk world's chikashi takaoka. >> reporter: the factory started shipping home use solar panels on thursday. output will eventually reach some 3 million units a year. demand for solar power is rising rap rapidly, especially in japan and europe. greater awareness of energy conservation is one factor. programs to facilitate trade in solar and other renewable energy have also helped. but price competition is intensifying. china is the world's biggest maker of solar panels. chinese manufacturers have cut their prices aggressively, putting foreign rivals under pressure. price cutting is the major factor of solar panel industry. in factory in malaysia is expected to reduce the cost of production by 20%. until now, pan sannic produced thkey component the solar cells in japan and assembled the panels overseas. by sbeg grating production in one place, the c
considerations and not issued in good faith. >>> japan has agreed to provide india's steel industry with energy saving technology. output is expected to jump five-fold by 2050 but energy conservation is a pressing issue because the industry is heavily dependent on fuel oil as well as electric power. the agreement came after a meeting in tokyo. it was tended by government and industry officials from the two countries. the technological know-how to be provided to india provides, among other things, how to convert heat and gas from steel mills into electric power. >> we hope that in the time to come we'll be second largest steel producer of the world. with this expansion, capacity is in mind, we do require better technologies, efficient technologies. we are assured with the discretion with exports, we will be able to find the right technologies for india. >> under the accord, japan will also send experts to india to help build energy-saving facilities. >>> that is going to wrap it up for biz tonight. let's get you a check of the markets. >>> residents of beijing have woken up for much of the past
japan's energy policy. >> reporter: after a year long debate the panel presented its report to the government. >> translator: the government must successfully overhaul the electricity system to live up to the people's expectations. >> reporter: japan's energy system remains a monopoly. they operate independently and rarely provide power to one another. the utility companies have maintained that this is the best way to secure a stable power supply. but the nuclear disaster exposed problems with this approach. tepco failed to provide enough power dome pen said for the loss of fukushima. there were rolling blackouts in the capital. public confidence eroded. in response the former government set up the reform panel. friday's report included three main recommendations. one, increase competition by bringing new generators to the market by 2016. two, set up an organization to improve connections between power grids. finally split up power generation and transmission operations as early as 2018. the panel says these measures will give consumers more choice, that it will create bette
. it attracted over 80,000 spectators. the year's them is eco friendly and energy savings. over 180 led lanterns made out of discarded plastic bottles are on display. it will last until february 24th. you can still see the mixed precipitation lingering across the region where that video came out from. it will be clearing out for the weekend. do enjoy that beautiful lantern sight. the temperatures will the dipping down there. about 2 degrees for the high. do bundle up if you're going to go out and about. tokyo we're looking at 14 degrees. that's ten degrees higher. combined with the very chilly winds it's going to be northwesterly winds. it's going to be making you feel much colder than the actual digits. here in america the topic here for today is this, across the deep south we have the system that will be moving through the area igniting some severe thunderstorms. could be possible which could ignite and capable of unleashing hail. this system develops as it travels to the east. merges with another storm system which is already bringing 20 centimeters of snowfall. it will be bringing historical
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